Past Member

Cristian Esteban Candia Vallejos

Research Assistant

Hi! I'm Cristian Candia-Castro-Vallejos. I'm a Chilean physicist who also did a physics engineering program at the University of Concepcion. There, I worked on experimental physics at the center for optics and photonics. When I was in my master in physics, and also was teaching some physics classes at the University of Concepcion and University of Bio Bio, I realized that I needed to explore something else, something outside of the physics labs, so I changed my focus and I started to study econophysics. That was my entrance to the social science world. 

After finishing my master, I move to the University of Desarrollo in Santiago and I got enrolled to the Center for Social Complexity (CICS), I got my master in social complexity science, then I moved to the MIT media lab for a year to work on my  P.hD. thesis, then I moved for six months to the Barabasi lab, to continue working on my thesis. Now, I'm finishing my Ph.D. at the Center for Networks Science at CEU. 

My interests are related to analytic studies on collective memory; knowledge diffusion; decision making, learning, and bullying in the education systems; evolutionary psychology; economic complexity, reality mining; science of success; collective learning; data science; social dynamics; and applied networks. Besides, I'm very interested in basketball, sailing, football, dancing, and singing (I had several bands attempts and surprisingly I was the singer).